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  1. In the final throws of the J15 '170' rebuild;- All parts top coated, lacquered and left sit for a week to harden off. Gauges were completed and epoxied onto the backhead. All the cab bits going in. Chassis assembled and ready to run. Final assembly will happen over the weekend, some paint touch ups need to be done and it's just about complete!....... Eoin
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  2. A7 above was done as a Link from Flickr no problems with displaying whereas A22 had to be reduced under 1mb before it would upload from my PC files. As an aside just noticed the window size differences to accommodate the Tablet Catcher.
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  3. Not a ONE! That’s for “somebody” to do. In a far-off time when I was restoring carriages at Whitehead as my leisure and holiday time, the odd armchair visitor would turn up and look at one of the wrecks in the sidings. ”Shame to see the state of that”, they’d say, “it’s disgraceful that they’re not securing it or re-roofing it at least”. You feel like saying to them, “Give me your wallet and bank details, I’m about to bill you the price of your house. That should cover the materials. Then get your sleeves rolled up, cancel your holidays, and be here every single Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday for the next few years”.....
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  4. Just like the the protests about moving 5C Slieve Callan to Moyasta for restoration & Oliver Moylan refusing to get off the loco. https://www.irishtimes.com/news/restored-steam-engine-back-on-the-tracks-after-57-years-1.691033 I wonder how many would pitch physically or financially to restore the loco or re-open the railway.
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  5. I started posting a few “A” and “B101” class pics on this website the other day. Now I can’t: it says “Error 200” when I try. Yet I’ve posted pics on other websites like this (RMWeb) and also FB pages. No problems. Anyone know what the glitch is - and in English rather than computer-speak? (On sight of the words “server” or “IP address”, my brain automatically ceases entirely to function; re-booting is impossible.)
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  6. Super job and the colour looks great.
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  7. The folks at the New Jersey Museum of Transportation when i visited told me people often remark 3T should be sent back to Ireland. Not a chance!
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  8. Folks I know you can get around a lot more now, but if you missed the previous talk to Dublin, I'm doing it again next Tuesday evening by Zoom. Although a Club meeting, you should be able to register and attend as a visitor. Details follow. Leslie ---------------- LCGB Bedford Branch Zoom Meeting Tuesday 1st June 7.30pm With Lance King in Ireland – 1958 – 1963” by Leslie McAllister Leslie McAllister offers a first selection of colour photographs taken by the late Lance King in the Republic of Ireland in the last years of steam. Lance was a skilled photographer and left a fine record of steam in the Dublin area and on the fondly remembered branches such as Kenmare, Loughrea, Ballaghadereen, Edenderry, Tullow, Clara and Youghal, Steam and diesel in daily service on the Cork Bandon and South Coast Railway feature, as does the memorable railtour with the last “Bandon tank”. The early days of silver and “black and tan” liveried diesels can be glimpsed along the way. A time of great change You are invited to a Bedford Branch Zoom meeting. When: Jun 1, 2021 07:30 PM London Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvcO6orj8sGNVqXbaHwwdGmO67dN3DtbBQ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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  9. Me three. Boskonay posted something the other day about some features not surviving the server migration, so they need to be re-sized to much smaller dimensions before uploading. Likewise for PM's, "Error 200" when trying to attach pictures from the mobile. Too lazy to re-size them!
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  10. Evening folks, The May gallery has been updated with pictures from this week: Wednesday 26th May 2021: Latest views of the track relaying work on the Nenagh Branch around Ballygibbon and Kylenaheskeragh. Thursday 27th May 2021: A trip from Thurles to Dublin today, my first since early December 2020 sees pictures come from: * Thurles * Heuston * Connolly * Killester The highlight of the day seeing 4ICR 22015 which has been mocked up in an fictional MTA Metro North Railroad livery for filming of the Disenchanted film at Dundalk on Friday 28th May. Interior alterations were also made to the train with MTA style notices and safety signage covering over the Iarnrod Eireann signage / posters. Click https://bit.ly/2TkJujn to view. [url=https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/2021-Photos/May-2021/i-mCxJBXt/A][img]https://photos.smugmug.com/2021-Photos/May-2021/i-mCxJBXt/0/1b36d876/S/DSC_4911-S.jpg[/img][/url] [url=https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/2021-Photos/May-2021/i-X5sjBmw/A][img]https://photos.smugmug.com/2021-Photos/May-2021/i-X5sjBmw/0/efd74047/S/DSC_4983-S.jpg[/img][/url]
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  11. Having the same issue here in the US and can't sort it out.
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  12. Yes, and the cab front and back, and tank ends and tops could also look solid black! In the early days of the RPSI, despite being only a few years since blue engines were all over the place (ex-GNR area), there was even a debate over what parts of the frame were, or were not black. Today, people forget how dirty an environment railways were in steam days. I can even remember layers of dirt on all surfaces in UTA stations in the sixties. Sheer dirt is another reason why many thought that all CIE engines were black. And it’s not just the grey locos - I’ve seen pics of green ones which, if you didn’t KNOW were green, you’d swear were black all over. Look at pics of CIE steam engines in their last years. See any red buffer beams? Very often, absolutely not a trace of red - but they were red! So, steam-era people - get absolutely STUCK into those weathering powders!
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  13. Checking through my photos I have a feeling that some locos did end up with rather black looking domes. Check out Erne and Blanche below, both domes look polished rather than dirty but there is a hint of red on Erne's dome. Possibly wiped down with old oily rags but on Erne they didn't bother trying to clean the cab front
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  14. Theres a tight chicane underneath the motorway. 5T is massively oversized and expensive for the needs of the Suir Valley. I'm sure if there was ever a suggestion that 5T were to leave Tralee there'd be a host of objections from people who cared about it all of a sudden.
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  15. It looks like the boiler was lifted and the tubes cut out for a boiler inspection with the section of running board between the buffer beam and smokebox removed for access. The boiler and firebox require major work or replacement, the current boiler appears to date from a 1906 rebuild due to age, 53 years work in railway service and 62 years deterioration while in preservation. The loco was in regular use on the T&D up to the mid 1940s and was heavily used putting up the highest mileage of the three ex-T&D locos during its 10 years service on the Cavan & Leitrim. The loco basically needs a wealthy sponsor or a group prepared to put commit serious money to restoring and maintaining the loco
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  16. Railway Bylines June issue which is just out has article on Victoria Road to Strabane with archive photos.
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  17. As NIR says, an illusion, JB, but it does look as if they are trying to make it into a compound with an oil drum as the low pressure cylinder!
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  18. she's a wonderful machine, Id certainly be interested in building one at some point
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  19. You must know the IRM guys...........!
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  20. Tried a few combinations of settings in-case it was something of my doing but keep getting this error ^^ Any help appreciated
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  21. This is some of the work done by Eoin in the last few years with Irish Narrow Gauge, 00n3 scale running on 12mm track.
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  22. It's not just about the track gauge, though, but also about the other standards: flange ways, flanges, etc. Which standard would you adopt? When the LMS shipped out a couple of Jocko 0-6-0Ts to the NCC, they reversed the wheel centres in the tyres, and were able to reuse the axles, resulting in a flat-faced look to the wheel, but a low-cost conversion. P4 modellers could do this for 21mm gauge, but I am not sure if it would be similarly possible with other standards. It would be easier to take model in 3mm with standard 00 wheels, and produce track to 15.75mm gauge as there is a lot of slop. Any such models would run just as well on 00 track for people who didn't want to build their own, but the splashers would be in the right place! There would be interchangeability for those who wanted to run other stuff, plus a reasonable amount of support available from existing trade sources via the 3mm scale people, especially where BR designs are being used, such as the 12T vans in the 1950s. Plus N gauge would be spot on for 3' gauge. The short answer to the survey is no, but only because I don't model in 4mm scale!
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  23. @seagoebox Yes a fantastic drawing and a great description in the Journal's text of the loco by the indexed letters assigned to parts in the drawing. When I first saw this it confused me, and others to, on the drawing detail of the bellcrank- the crank is outside the outer frame and the driver wheels are inside the frame!! After finding a copy of the Sharp Roberts works drawing which featured in The Engineer 1883, all was explained! The guy who did the Journal drawing obviously had no engineering experience - just a draughftsman. Eoin
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  24. I know it is not in colour, but still has nice detail. From the Dublin Penny Journal.
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  25. Back to the Martello Tower, just before Christmas the parts for the Seapoint tower diorama were set up and cut out of aeroboard and polyfoam;- These are the paper templates printed from the drawing, cut out and will be pinned to the foam to guide the hot wire cutter. The main parts cut and setup for a few photos. And with the tower on. Next is to add walls, steps, ramps, bathing shelter, and a few other bits of detail..... Eoin.
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  26. Hi All Here is a project I have been working on for a long, long time! But it is now finally coming together as you can see from the attached photos of a test build of the chassis in plastic card. The Hibernia was one of the first loco's to run in Ireland on the Dublin & Kingstown Railway in the 1830's, it was built by Sharp Roberts & Company in Manchester from a Roberts earlier design loco called 'The Experiment' . The first design was unsuccessful, mainly due to the vertical cylinders & bell-crank drive design pounding the track and rattling the engine to bits. Unfortunately these design failures were past on to the Hibernia and two other engines;- Britannia, and Manchester bought by the D&KR directors, much against recommendations by some of the engineers advising the company. But the loco's came at an economical price tag. I reckon Sharp Roberts had a box of scarps hanging around in a dark corner of the workshop, remnants of the ill fated Roberts Experiment, and found a way of offloading the box for a fee. The Hibernia after 8 years of troubled service decided to commit suicide, so while the engine-men were attending to their own servicing- it blew up. This prompted the D&KR to have the two remaining engines of this type inspected and overhauled, but they were sold a year and four years later. Reference for The Experiment = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experiment_%28locomotive%29 Reference to Hibernia side elevation drawing = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Colin_Douglas_Howell/Galleries/Planet_and_other_similar_2-2-0s_of_the_1830s = http://www.memoryprints.com/image/88968/unattributed-steam-locomotive-hibernia-1834 When I first saw a drawing of the Hibernia some 30 years ago I was fascinated, it's curved cast iron chassis, vertical cylinders, mad looking bell-crank drive arrangement, and side railings- typically Victorian and alike a horse drawn coach design. I love it. Back then I set about researching the loco and collecting what information I could, there are no photos (cameras did not exist at that time), side view drawings are all that I could find and even these turned out to be incorrect, though through perseverance and many discussions about this type of early loco design I eventually completed a full drawing spec. The pictures are of an O Gauge test chassis model, just erected in the last week, this test assists in getting the brass work drawing correct for etching the parts and see where there may be trouble assembling the model. The ultimate goal of this project is to build a working live steam 3.5'' Gauge model, hopefully in less time it has taken me to get to this stage. Next stage is the cylinders, bell-crank and drive rods murrayec
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  27. £45 extra for a fine dusting
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